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Removing side trim

Hi there,

I am changing my Exhuast on my MCS with a remus one with the valve inside it, in theory it seems relatively straight forward to do, however, I am wanting to remove the trim in the picture below, but it seems pretty tight on there and I'm a bit worried about breaking it. I want to run the cable for the power down there. I watched the video Remus made and put on youtube, but it just says "remove the trim" Just wondered if anyone had any hints or tips?



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PS: the car is overdue a clean as you can see from the picture!
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Why are you going all the way to the front to get a power supply?
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Why are you going all the way to the front to get a power supply?
Because that's where the power is?

Anywhere else in the car your power points are either intermittent/noisy (brake lights, turn signals, fuel pump) or dependent upon some system being turned on or off (headlights). I'm going to guess that you need continuous power for the exhaust valve so you can switch it on or off when the urge strikes (because it's 3:00 AM and the subdivision needs to know I've arrived!).
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The internet is your friend..Get your power from inside the boot right side panel. Same place as the JCW Pro Exhaust.

Understeer - is when you hit the wall with the front wing; oversteer - is when you hit the wall with the back wing; horsepower - is how fast you hit the wall; torque - is how far you move the wall when you hit it.
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The internet is your friend..Get your power from inside the boot right side panel. Same place as the JCW Pro Exhaust.
Is that a default power tap in every wiring loom?
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Is that a default power tap in every wiring loom?
I was mistaken, the JCW does go to the front. The instructions say: Plug wiring harness into tailgate silencer receiver
unit. Route the long cable from wiring harness using cable ties to the front along the existing wiring harness into the passenger side footwell.

But Remus says to tie into the rear power socket. If you don't have the power socket that would mean finding another power source.
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Understeer - is when you hit the wall with the front wing; oversteer - is when you hit the wall with the back wing; horsepower - is how fast you hit the wall; torque - is how far you move the wall when you hit it.

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I was mistaken, the JCW does go to the front. The instructions say: Plug wiring harness into tailgate silencer receiver
unit. Route the long cable from wiring harness using cable ties to the front along the existing wiring harness into the passenger side footwell.

But Remus says to tie into the rear power socket. If you don't have the power socket that would mean finding another power source.
Yeah there are 2 videos, one with the 12v socket and one without it in the boot. I'm just going to have to take the plunge and pull that trim off, I'm glad I found out it's the passenger side, from what I can see the vehicle they use is a left hand drive, would of been upsetting to pull off the trims to find its the other side admittedly it would of been nice to of had the 12v socket would of made things a lot easier!!
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Yet another standard feature that's become an option.
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It's only held on with plastic securing lugs that can be reused or replaced easily. I started at the bottom of the B pillar and just worked my way forward when I fitted my PRO exhaust.
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It turns out I do have a 12v socket, I had just missed it! So no need to route the cables through the car!!
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